For the past five years, ever since the concept of using private development to help fund the ongoing operations of Brooklyn Bridge Park was floated, controversy has swirled. As Dennis Holt reports in The Brooklyn Eagle, the city agreed to revisit the idea, hiring a consultant to oversee the review. The process kicked off on Tuesday night with a public meeting at LICH. At that meeting the Memorandum of Understanding that governs the review process was made available, and it included some interesting details about the potential developments that we were not aware of. The biggest is that if housing is approved, the first site to get developed would be the John Street site (not Pier 1, which has gotten most of the attention); nothing could start there until July of next year. And here’s how big all four projects would be:
What do you make of that?
Drug treatment and psychotherapy center New Directions lost its lease and plans to relocate to 500 Atlantic Avenue in March. The substance abuse treatment program has been headquartered at 202-206 Flatbush Ave between Bergen and Dean since 1983. More than a dozen neighbors came out at last night’s community board meeting to voice their opposition to the move. Community Board […]
This house has some amazing architectural details, although it’s going to take a bit of polishing to restore it to its former glory. A buyer might want to undo some unfortunate alterations, such as exposed brick, popcorn ceilings, and a modern tile floor in one of the bathrooms. We think it’ll be worth it: The […]
Hot stuff! The penthouse at 24 Monroe Place is pretty darn impressive, with a massive wrap-around terrace complementing the Classic Six layout. In addition to the killer views, this place has a great prewar pedigree and lots of entertaining space. Only thing not to like: The $4,770 monthly maintenance. Asking price is $2,395,000. 24 Monroe […]
This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath short-term rental in Carroll Gardens is bright and modern, and it comes furnished. It’s a penthouse unit in the luxury rental development at 360 Smith Street, which was fully rented by the summer of 2011. The furnishings look lovely if you like pink and purple, and the apartment seems quite spacious. The […]
A Sleep Inn Hotel is going up at 2590 Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, Amusing the Zillion reported. The Sleep Inn will have 12,989 square feet of space on a 13,000-square-foot lot. The building will be four stories with 53 units, according to a new building application for which permits were issued in October. Based […]